Stone Sour’s House of Gold & Bones, Part 2 Debuts at No. 7 on Billboard Charts
House of Gold & Bones, Part 2, the new album from Stone Sour, rocketed onto the charts this week, exceeding the strong first week sales of Part 1. Part 1 arrived just six months ago and debuted at No. 7 on the album chart. Part 2 ups the ante, and in the process becomes the bands fourth consecutive album to debut in the Top 10.
House of Gold & Bones, Part 2 is the second installment and conclusion to the group’s House of Gold & Bones two-part concept album, which follows a linear storyline written by singer Corey Taylor. The House of Gold & Bones campaign is a multi-media approach: radio, touring, an accompanying comic series, online and video components, fan engagement campaigns and more.
Revolver wrote: “Stone Sour deliver their best record yet with the second half to their ambitious concept double album.” Loudwire proclaimed that House of Gold & Bones Part 2 stands firmly on its own as one of early 2013′s best albums,” while ArtistDirect hailed the collection as, “an epic for the ages and one of the greatest rock records of all time.” The lead single, “Do Me A Favor,” is No. 8 at Active Rock and climbing (Stone Sour’s last single “Absolute Zero” was No. 1 for three weeks).
News of the album’s explosive arrival follows a flurry of recent headline-making moves for the multi-platinum band, who are headlining the “Revolver Road To The Golden Gods” tour with In This Moment and Hell or Highwater. The tour is set to culminate with a performance from Stone Sour at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone, on May 2 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, where they are nominated for three awards: “Best Vocalist,” “Album of the Year” for House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1 and “Best Drummer” for Roy Mayorga. For complete tour details and ticket information, visit stonesour.com/events.
In other news, the first issue of House of Gold & Bones (Dark Horse Comics) is available today. Written by Taylor, the comic book follows and expands on the story contained within the two part album, and features stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Abe Sapien). This limited four-issue series marks Taylor’s debut in the comics genre. Copies of Issue No. 1 are available now via Dark Horse Comics’ webstore.
Over the course of the past decade, Roadrunner Records recording artists Stone Sour has sold over 4 million albums worldwide and garnered three Grammy Award nominations. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort Come What(ever) May exceeded Gold status while 2010′s Audio Secrecy and 2012’s House of Gold & Bones, Part 1 debuted in the Top 10 on The Billboard 200. For more information, visit stonesour.com, houseofgoldandbones.com and roadrunnerrecords.com.
STONE SOUR | “REVOLVER ROAD TO THE GOLDEN GODS” TOUR
w/ In This Moment & Hell or Highwater except*
Apr19 Kay Yeager Coliseum Wichita Falls, TX*
Apr20 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX – Buzzfest 30*
Apr21 Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
Apr24 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta, GA
Apr26 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL – 98 Rockfest*
Apr27 Jacksonville Metro Park Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville*
Apr28 Exchange, Park Ladson, SC – 98 Rockfest*
May 2 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Los Angeles, CA
May4 Quail Run Park Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD Ufiesta*
May16 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL – 105.7 The X Spring Fling*
May18 Crew Stadium Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range 2013*